Transactionalknow-how and regulatory expertise isanother hallmark of Linklaters’ offering in Warsaw.
Recent transactions include advising:
Alinda Capital Partners, the American-based infrastructure investment firm, on the acquisition of 100% of Emitel, the leading television and radio broadcast infrastructure provider in Poland, reported by the media as the largest private equity deal historically done in Poland
PZU, the CEE largest insurance company, on its acquisition of the Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Polish businesses of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc ("RSA"). RSA's Estonian operations were acquired by business transfer, whilst the remaining businesses were acquired through acquisitions of shares in RSA subsidiaries
Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. on its merger with PTK Centertel sp. z o.o. and Orange Polska sp. z o.o. The merger took place through the transfer of all the assets of PTK Centertel sp. z o.o. and Orange Polska sp. z o.o. to TP S.A. which as a result of the merger changed its name to Orange Polska S.A.
Mid Europa Partners on all aspects of the €400m sale by way of international auction of the LuxMed Group, the number one provider of private out-patient healthcare in Poland
the Polish State Treasury, as the selling shareholder, on the IPO of Energa S.A. (the largest IPO in Poland in 2013)
a local subsidiary of two of W. P. Carey's managed non-traded REITs on the €108m acquisition of Lipowy Office Park, a Bank Pekao headquarters in Warsaw
CBRE Global Investors European Shopping Centre Fund, on their first retail investment in CEE - acquisition of Galeria Mazovia shopping centre in Plock, from the local development company Lewandpol
Allianz Real Estate Germany on the €412m acquisition of the Silesia City Centre in Katowice, reported as the largest property deal in the entire CEE in 2013
the Polish government (acting through its SPV) on all aspects of construction and development of the 58,000-seat National Stadium in Warsaw
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as coordinator in a syndicate of 17 banks providing a €2bn multicurrency revolving credit facility for Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A., a leading Polish refiner of crude oil (one of the largest in Central Europe). The financing is to be used to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes
Consortium of banks (Bank Pekao S.A., Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., mBank S.A., ING Bank Śląski S.A., Societe Generale, Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A) on reserve based lending financing (first financing these type in Poland) for Grupa LOTOS S.A.
Alior Bank S.A. in relation to a PLN 395m credit facility for P4, for the acquisition of new telecoms licences issued to P4 in 2013
Linklaters operates in Poland through a local partnership under the name Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa, which is affiliated to Linklaters LLP.